The Role of Governor
Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.
The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:
- Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
- Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
- Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
- Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.
Finally the role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a ‘critical friend.’
A full list of governors is reproduced below.
Bower Park Academy governing body
|Mr Neil Consterdine||Chair||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Mr Ian Smith||Vice-Chair||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Mr Glen Adams||Local Governance Committee||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Mr Andrew Mann||Local Governance Committee||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Mr Gary Barber||Local Governance Committee||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Matthijs van Vulpen||Local Governance Committee||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Miss Nicola Savage||Local Governance Committee||4 years||24th September 2018|
|Mrs Amanda Ryott||Local Governance Committee||4 years||24th september 2018|
Andrew Mann – Andy has been a governor at Bower Park school since 2002, and has served on various committees. He first joined the school whilst he was a Havering councillor for the Collier Row ward, which he served between 2002 and 2010. During that time Andy was also a governor at Clockhouse and Pinewood primary schools. He works full-time as a local government officer in an inner London borough. Andy has been involved with the community for many years and is currently the District Commissioner for Scouting in Romford, with responsibility for over 1,000 children and 400 adult leaders and supporters.
lan Smith – lan started work as an accountant before moving on to work for the London Fire Brigade, where he has worked for the past 22 years. He currently works as a station commander in Havering. His first involvement with the school was as a student when it was called Chase Cross Comprehensive and now has two children of his own who attend the school. He has been a governor at Bower Park Academy for the past 3 years.
Nicola Savage – After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2012, Nicola decided to train as a history teacher and complete her PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. Once qualified, Nicola returned to Havering and began teaching at Bower Park Academy in 2013. In addition to teaching history, she also delivers the Sound Training intervention programme to help increase the reading ages of students and make a difference to their motivation, confidence and ability across the curriculum.